Penrose Library

Penrose Library is probably one of the best places on campus as it is the epitome of don’t judge a book by its cover. Although it may appear as just a library at face value, Penrose is much more. Aside from the vast collection of textbooks, novels, and  other pieces of literature to aid in […]

Life as a Student Tutor

You know that saying that goes, “you don’t know how well you know something until you try to teach it to someone else”? Well, after taking a tutoring job here at Whitman, I can confidently say that I have been made aware of the things that I know, but also—and more importantly—the things I do […]

When Things Get Rough

College is a time of new experiences. Sometimes these experiences can be positive and enjoyable; other times, we encounter new difficulties and challenges we must overcome. In one way or another, it is highly likely that at some time during college you will run into some kind of issue or conflict that will make being […]

Whitman Counseling Center

While experiencing stress at college is a normal and fairly universal experience, sometimes students need help from professionals when challenges become too overwhelming to handle on their own. At Whitman, we are fortunate to have a wonderful counseling center that has tons of resources for students undergoing difficult times. Whether it’s a busy schedule, demanding […]

Welcome to My Village

It takes a village to… do a lot of things, actually. It takes a village to raise a child, sure. We’ve all heard that a million times. It also takes a village to graduate from high school, even though I know I wasn’t as cognizant of that when I was there. At Whitman, though, it’s […]

Learning a New Language in College

If you have ever taken a foreign language class, you will understand the difficulties of learning the vocabulary, grammar rules, pronunciation and culture behind an entirely new language. Throughout middle and high school, I took classes for Spanish and American Sign Language, respectively. The classes themselves were fairly easy— usually just memorization regarding vocabulary and […]

Finals Survival Tips

It’s that time of year again: finals week. The last push until the end of the semester. This Monday, Whitman students began taking their final exams and turning in final papers for all of their classes, in what is no doubt the most stressful week of the semester. It often feels like too much to […]